The Science Behind Profractional Laser: Understanding How It Works

ProFractional laser therapy is where cutting-edge technology meets skin rejuvenation for a more youthful you! At Daniel Richardson Plastic Surgery in Gulfport, MS, we are excited to introduce you to the transformative benefits of ProFractional laser treatment.

Let’s take a look at the science behind this revolutionary procedure, what it’s used for, and the results you can look forward to.

What is ProFractional Therapy?

ProFractional therapy is an advanced laser skin treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture. By creating hundreds of narrow channels in the skin, the laser targets specific areas to promote natural healing and skin rejuvenation.

The ProFractional laser works by delivering laser energy in fractional columns, leaving surrounding tissue untouched. The controlled micro-injuries it makes stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.

It is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and addressing various skin concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

What Areas Does ProFractional Therapy Address?

ProFractional laser therapy can address multiple areas and rejuvenate the:

  • Face: Erasing signs of aging and rejuvenating facial skin
  • Neck: Smoothing and tightening the delicate neck area
  • Chest: Reducing sun damage and crepey skin on the chest
  • Hands: Restoring youthful texture to aging hands

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required varies depending on your goals and the condition of your skin. While some may achieve their desired results after a single session, others may need a series of treatments for optimal outcomes. Dr. Richardson will customize a treatment plan to suit your unique needs.

Can ProFractional Laser Therapy Be Combined with Other Treatments?

ProFractional therapy can be combined with a variety of other treatments like MicroLaserPeel, Botox, or dermal fillers for a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation.  Dr. Richardson will assess your needs and recommend a tailored treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

Procedure and Recovery

During the procedure, the treated area will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic will be applied to minimize discomfort. The laser will then be carefully applied to the targeted areas. You may feel a slight warm sensation, but it is generally well-tolerated.

Recovery from the procedure is relatively quick. The time varies for each person, but it typically takes 2-3 days for the skin to completely heal. There may be some swelling or itching, but that should also dissipate after a few days as well.

Does The Treatment Hurt?

ProFractional therapy is generally well-tolerated thanks to the topical anesthetic applied before the procedure. While you may feel warmth and mild discomfort during the treatment, the overall experience is manageable. You may also experience mild redness, swelling, and a sunburn-like sensation after the procedure, but it usually subsides within a few days.

To ensure your skin heals properly and that you see the results you’re looking for, it’s essential you follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Richardson.

When Should I Expect Results?

You may notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone right after treatment; however, as the collagen in your skin rebuilds, results become more apparent over the following weeks and months.

Schedule A Consultation

Ready to experience the magic of ProFractional laser therapy? At Daniel Richardson Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing safe, effective, and personalized treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.  Schedule a consultation with Dr. Richardson today and unlock your skin’s full potential. Call our Gulfport, MS office at (228) 897-1400 or use our online contact form.


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